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Report - Barnsdale Tunnel, Yorkshire, March '14



Punk

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#1
On our way to the Sheffield meet myself and the Wombat stopped of at Barnsdale tunnel. Nice easy start to the weekend, when the Wombat remembered his torch at second asking.
A bit of history.
Barnsdale Tunnel was on the Barnsley-Hull Line and was opened 20th July 1885. It was built close to the Wrangbrook junction close to Barnsdale Bar. The is water cascading down in the eastern portal causing flooding about a foot deep.
After opening in 1885 it closed officially in 1959 with the line, but it had no regular traffic for 18 months prior. There was a set of buffers in the western front, as part of a headshut, until 1967. To the western portal the is a series of concrete beams stopping vehicles from driving through the tunnel, there some to the eastern portal but they removed after being repeatedly rammed by cars and people damage them with power tools. These were removed in the late 90s as it was considered safer not to bother. There are 3 air shafts but all are capped.
Explored with The Wombat

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Cheers for looking:thumb


 
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ACID- REFLUX

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28DL Full Member
#6
I thought this was already posted last year ?

Good luck getting inside as from last April network rail have been very busy with the Portal defences on West Yorkshire Tunnels including this one (obvious exception is Brierley lol)
And following a recent inspection by NR it's all Been fortified again with new locks at both ends
 

Punk

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Regular User
#7
I thought this was already posted last year ?

Good luck getting inside as from last April network rail have been very busy with the Portal defences on West Yorkshire Tunnels including this one (obvious exception is Brierley lol)
And following a recent inspection by NR it's all Been fortified again with new locks at both ends
That's annoying. I know of 5 tunnels that have been sealed recently, not just by NR but by land owners aswel
 

ACID- REFLUX

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28DL Full Member
#8
Only managed 1 out of 4 I recently checked over the last 2 weeks . The others either need a JCB or full BA set as the toxic fumes coming out made me sick just doing external shots.

So not looking good for my Leicester trip then ?
 

Punk

Irregular Member
Regular User
#9
There are 3 tunnels that still have access in this area and culverts are still open obviously.
PM me when you're planning on a trip to Leicester :thumb
 

The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
#10
There are a few places that are accessible down here; give us a shout when your coming down AR
 

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